We're hiring in Brighton

25 Feb 2021

We're hiring for a Cloud Accountant!

Salary: DOE

Location: Brighton office, although working at home is possible

Full time / Part time:
Minimum three days a week 

The role 

The person will be involved in helping clients convert to cloud software, accounting adjustments, general bookkeeping, VAT preparation and management accounts.  It is an advantage to have a good understanding in Xero, and Receipt bank.

A breakdown of the relevant tasks are as follows:

  • Responsible for the preparation, review, and submission of VAT returns.
  • Advise and support clients with cloud accounting software questions.
  • Help convert client from manual bookkeeping systems to integrated cloud accounting systems.
  • Reviewing Bookkeeping of more junior staff.
  • Prepare complex VAT returns for review. This includes import / Export of goods and margin scheme VAT returns.
  • Work closely and help supervise apprentice accountant in preparing simple VAT return and bookkeeping
  • Organise invoices, expenses, and expense forms into Receipt Bank.
  • Answer accounting questions from both clients and other members of staff.
  • Assisting clients to be MTD compliant. This includes supporting and training clients on how to use cloud accounting software and helping migrate data to new systems.
    Being client’s main day to day contact, and working with other staff members, to ensure client deadlines are met.
  • Good technical VAT knowledge and can keep knowledge up to date through CPD.
  • Other reasonable duties may from time to time be required.

The ideal candidate must be punctual, organised, well presented, and professional at all times. Maintaining client confidentiality would be an absolute necessity.

To apply: Send a CV, cover letter and 60 second video on what you are passionate about to

Chris Barnard


Head Accountant in Brighton

0127380 8000

About the author

Hello there! My name is Chris.

Since graduating with a business degree over 12 years ago I have been helping businesses grow, by sorting their finances and providing great advice. In 2014 I became a Chartered Certified accountant and have worked in various sized accountancy firms, from traditional top 20, to up and coming online accountants.

This resulted in 2015 being recognised in Accountancy Age's 35 under 35 and a year later in 2016 awarded the New Practitioner of Year, at the British Accountancy awards.

I specialise in helping fast growing businesses get a grip with their accounting, tax and financial processes. It can be a minefield, with an endless count of buzzwords and acronyms. 

I help drive efficiencies and business performance through the latest software, and face to face proactive support. Here are a few areas I can help you and your business:

- Help digitise business records in one central location. These are instantly accessible and you'll see a raft of benefits. 

- Deliver and explain business insights on how your business is performing against targets / previous performance

- Create business forecasts to help management cashflow issues or help get funding from a range stakeholders.

- Provide expert tax planning to  companies and individuals to ensure you never receive an unexpected bill from HMRC.

- Access to industry changes and developments before they are live


We can help you grasp opportunities


If you’re looking to grow your business in Manchester, we can help with regular contact, and the best in breed technology. We are full-service accountants offering tax and accounting support from bookkeeping to business plans, and payroll to tax-efficient investment advice.


Call us today or get an instant quote for our services!